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What is MO Project?

MO Project is a contest about a movement. Affordable, healthy food and safe & accessible areas for physical activity are scarce in many places. That's why California is building a movement and we want to hear from the youth! Table of Contents:
  • MO Project Contest
  • MO Project Youth Convening
  • Featured Download
  • In the News
  • *MO Project Contest:

    With funding from the California Endowment and Kaiser Permanente (Southern CA Region), CANFIT produced MO Project - a statewide online media contest for youth ages 13 - 18. Youth made videos, posters or spoken word pieces about what they wanted MOre of to improve the health of their community.

    *MO Project Youth Convening:

    During the contest, CANFIT lead 8 regional MO Project Youth Convenings across the state of California. See where MO Project went. The MO Project Youth Convening is an interactive, culturally relevant training designed for youth to use media as a way to advocate for healthy eating and physical activity changes in their community.

    * MO Project Featured Download:

    MO Project is working to create healthy communities by changing systems that affect two of our most basic needs: food and physical activity. The main way we’re doing it is encouraging youth to think about food and physical activity systems.

    Download the guide How to Talk About Food and Physical Activity.

    (4 pages)

    * MO Project in the news:

    MO Project youth videos are shown to state and local representatives to help shape future funding and laws. Check out how youth are making a difference in the following articles featuring MO Project. - Long Beach Post features MO Project Youth - Assemblymember Tom Torlakson Honors MO Project Youth - MO Project, Richmond Highlighted in YO! Youth Outlook - Youth awarded at California Convergence - Blog: Santa Ana youth get a skate park - MO Project on Youth Radio

    Watch a MO Project Youth Convening in Richmond, CA:

    "I was amazed at the level of engagement among young people in attendance. Regardless of age, color, and ethnic background, these youth were eager to connect and converse over health issues. Watching young people debate over how un-supervised, un-maintained parks could increase neighborhood crime, I saw the light in the eyes and hearts of these strong-willed young folks." Read the full article Richmond Youth Take Health in Their Own Hands from YO!Youth Outlook Magazine.
    MO Project Photo Albums More Videos on YouTube